Tottenham Hotspur will reject all offers for Christian Eriksen this summer with Barcelona and Real Madrid showing an interest in the midfielder, according to Football.London.
The Danish international has become one of the most influential players in the Premier League in recent years growing his reputation into one of the best creative midfielders on the continent.
However, with Luka Modric linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu and Andres Iniesta having left Barcelona last season, both clubs are in the market for a new midfielder and Spurs are looking to do everything possible to keep hold of Eriksen.
New contract offer
Tottenham are planning to offer Eriksen a new contract to fend off interest from other clubs this summer.
The North London club failed to add their squad to this summer and must now avoid any high-profile departures at all costs.
Spurs will make the Dane the highest-earner at the club, alongside Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane, in the hopes that he will commit his long-term future with them.
Earlier this week, Mauricio Pochettino spoke about how pleased he was to have kept hold of his star men by signing them to new contracts.
“If you cannot add players who can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best player.
“And I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best player and keep the manager.”
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur match preview
Mauricio Pochettino finds himself in a tricky predicament this afternoon as he looks to help Tottenham Hotspur avoid yet another slow start to the Premier League.
Spurs have won just two of their opening three fixtures in the last three seasons and with nine players returning late from the World Cup, a disappointing transfer window and a number of injuries, the Argentine has his work cut out.
Newcastle United will be looking to take advantage of Pochettino’s depleted squad on Saturday to put behind them another tough summer window.
Another tough summer on Tyneside
Following the departures of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Mikel Merino, off the field issues have again proven to steal the headlines on Tyneside.
In return, the Magpies have signed Ki Sung-Yeung, Yoshinori Muto, Fabian Schar, Martin Dubravka, Solomon Rondon and Kendey, with Muto proving to be the most expensive at just £9m.
The club’s supporters are frustrated at the board’s unwillingness to back Rafael Benitez in the transfer window, despite the Spaniard proving to be a perfect fit for the club.
The former Liverpool manager will be hoping to improve upon last season’s 10th place finish and start strongly when they take on Spurs this Saturday.
No summer signings for Spurs
Tottenham have also endured a bitterly disappointing transfer window this summer as the club failed to add to their squad with a number of their targets proving unattainable.
Late returns from Russia from nine of their first-team players and injuries over pre-season has seen Tottenham enter the 2018/2019 season with a depleted squad.
Tottenham have become notorious slow starters in the league under Pochettino and on Saturday they will face a real challenge juggling with his limited options.
This was also the opening game last season for both these sides. Spurs won 2-0 with Jonjo Shelvey sent off.